# Quick Answer: Which Is Better 40w Or 60w?

## What’s the difference between 40w and 60w?

So if a package for a lightbulb says the bulb uses 60 watts, or 60W, it means that that bulb will use 60 watts of electrical power.

A standard 40W bulb is equal to 400+ lumens, which represents the brightness of a bulb.

Typically, the higher the wattage, the higher the lumens, and the more light output..

## Is a 60 watt bulb brighter than a 40 watt?

40-watt bulb produces 450 lumens of light. 60-watt bulb produces 800 lumens of light (most widely used in households) 75-watt bulb produces 1,100 lumens of light.

## Does more watts mean more light?

The Wattage of the light is the amount of energy it takes to produce a certain amount of light. The higher the wattage, the brighter the light, but also the more power it uses. … 40 Watt incandescent lamp produces only 380-460 lumens and uses 40 Watts of energy per hour.

## Does it matter what wattage bulb you use?

When it comes to how much light you get from a light bulb, watts don’t matter. … You might think that you want a 60-watt bulb in a lamp, for example, when what you’re really after is for that lamp to be as strong as what you’re used to seeing from a lamp with a standard 60-watt incandescent bulb in it.

## What is 60w in LED?

As a general benchmark, an 800 lumen LED bulb produces the same amount of light as a traditional incandescent 60-Watt light bulb. … That means you could use a 150W LED equivalent bulb in a 60W socket and get more than three times the brightness of your old 60-Watt incandescent bulb.

## Can I use 60w instead of 40w?

I would say yes, it is OK to replace the 40w bulb with a 60w bulb using only 11w. The thing to do it try it and turn it on while you are home and monitor it. Let it burn for a couple hours and check it out every 10 minutes to see if it is smoking or the socket is heating up. If there is no heat you should be fine.